Placer County District 5 Newsletter | August 14

Placer County District 5 Newsletter | August 14

Board of Supervisors Updates

Mercy Housing Groundbreaking
On August 12 the Board of Supervisors kicked off construction of Mercy North Auburn with a groundbreaking ceremony. The project is a 79-unit, affordable, multifamily and townhome project located in the Placer County Government Center in North Auburn. The project will be constructed on three acres of land leased to Mercy Housing by the county for $1 a year. Understanding the importance of attainable affordable housing in our communities, the county made it a priority to collaborate on this project and provide resources where possible.

Mercy North Auburn will offer a range of housing options for various income levels and will also include units for the “No Place Like Home” program. The project will also include community facilities such as a multipurpose building, open space areas and a play area for kids.  The project is due to be completed by the end of September 2021.

Special Meeting August 18
At a special meeting on August 18 the Board of Supervisors will be asked to approve a $1.2 million grant program to assist restaurants and bars in Placer County impacted by COVID-19. If approved, eligible restaurants and bars could receive a $1,000 grant.  Funding for the grant comes from the Federal CARES Act funds allocated to Placer County by the State of California. Placer County recently approved an $8 million grant program for small businesses and non-profit organizations in Placer County, and restaurants and bars could be eligible for funds from that grant program as well. Information on grant programs will be available on a soon-to-be-launched Placer Shares website. 

The Board of Supervisors will also receive an update on COVID-19 from Public Health Officer, Dr. Aimee Sisson at the special meeting.

Please don’t hesitate to contact my office if you have questions or need any assistance with County issues or concerns.

– Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor


Hidden Falls Regional Park closed Aug. 15 and 16 due to extreme fire weather conditions

Hidden Falls Regional Park in North Auburn will be closed Aug. 15-16 due to extreme fire weather conditions.

“Wildfire prevention is at the top of our priority list,” said Placer County Parks Administrator Andy Fisher. “We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding about the decision to close the park for a couple of days due to extreme fire weather conditions.”

Visitors with reservations during closure days will be given credit for the purchase price of their reservation towards a future date. Learn more



Placer County temporarily increases trash service in North Lake Tahoe

Placer County has temporarily increased trash service in North Lake Tahoe due to increasing demand in the region.

“Frustrations in our area have run high due to overflowing trash bins and litter in outdoor areas,” said District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “We’ve been working with partner agencies, including land managers and Truckee Tahoe Sierra Disposal, to address these issues by increasing service throughout North Lake Tahoe.”  Learn more




Beat the heat and stay cool

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through the rest of the week, with temperatures expected to soar above triple digits. Be sure to practice heat safety and know the signs of heat-related illness. Learn more



Contact information:

 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA 95603 

Supervisor Cindy Gustafson:

District Director Lindsay Romack:

District Aide Kelly McCaughna:

Temporary Assistant District Aide Judy Friedman: